Solidarity Building

Solidarity Building

This section contains resources from diverse communities to help further solidarity between communities. The resources below contain QTBIPoC centered personal anecdotes and academia pieces to further cross-identity awareness. Click one below to learn more about it!

4D offers opportunities for Indigenous peoples and allies to socialize over traditions, customs, and practices. Participants can sign up on the 4D website, where programs are offered remotely and in-person depending on the circumstances. Events offered include: Peer-Led mental health sharing circles, teaching focused sharing circles, "Gather Together". Full Moon Ceremony, Gratitude and Sharing Circle. See the solidarity events section for more details. 

This source is a Speech by Dr. Maya Angelou who is an American author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet and civil rights activist. This source is ideal motivation for QTBIPoC people engaging in activism.

Three Ways to Combat Mental Health Stigma

"Many LGBTQ people experience family rejection, bullying and harassment, or feel unsafe in their communities for simply being who they are, all of which can be added risk factors for anxiety and mood disorders. It can feel incredibly isolating not knowing whether there’s someone in your corner willing to listen, love and support you exactly as you are." - Three Ways to Combat Mental Health Stigma
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A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America—and the co-founding of a movement that demands justice for all in the land of the free.

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? How can we get past our reluctance to discuss racial issues? Beverly Daniel Tatum Explores these questions in this book. 

Queer Returns returns us to the scene of multiculturalism, diaspora, and queer through the lens of Black expression, identity, and the political. The essays question what it means to live in a multicultural society, how diaspora impacts identity and culture, and how the categories of queer and Black and Black queer complicate the political claims of multiculturalism, diaspora, and queer politics. These essays return us to foundational assumptions, claims, and positions that require new questions without dogmatic answers.

Black Beauty Tech is a space for Black Women in Tech to identify with the larger tech community whilst being authentically themselves! On this channel, Nicole Osayande - a Queen's alumni - discusses all things Black, Beauty, and Tech! Some topics of discussion include interracial dating, academics, socializing in a predominantly white institution, mental health, and professional development. 

In So you Want to Talk About Race, Ijeima Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.

QUIC invites Queen’s students to participate in a five-part series of engaging and thought provoking workshops. The workshops aim to help develop awareness of how culture can influence our view of the world around us; and build capacity to interact across cultures in an empathetic manner. Participants who attend all five workshops in a specific series will obtain an Intercultural Awareness Certificate.

The quick guide to pronouns and pronoun chart helps one honor an individual's identity by defining gender pronouns, explaining their proper usage, and outlining when to call in/call out someone when witnessing gender misidentification.  

A revelatory portrait of eight Indigenous communities from across North America, shown through never-before-published archival photographs. Through sharing positive stories of resistance, resilience, and empowerment to cultural hegemony, this book acts as a source of reclamation for Indigenous communities. 

So you want to talk about race

“To refuse to listen to someone’s cries for justice and equality until the request comes in a language you feel comfortable with is a way of asserting your dominance over them in the situation.” - Ijeoma Oluo, So you want to talk about race
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Being Black in Kingston

"I grew up in Kingston. It’s a beautiful and historic city — but it has problems with racism. And I’m over making everyone feel comfortable by not calling it out" - Tianna Edwards, Being Black in Kingston

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